Minecraft: Education Edition

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/41a5d9db-2bab-4bb7-a4aa-7f2dde385b8c.mp3 How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education was able to license Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) for ALL (approximately) 300,000 users in our Office 365 tenant. All users have successfully …

New Leadership for Wayne County Schools w/Todd Alexander

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/11bbfb0d-280c-45f6-94c5-39dc667d3854.mp3New Leadership for Wayne County Schools Todd Alexander (Twitter, LinkedIn) is the current superintendent of Wayne County Schools in West Virginia. He was a classroom teacher and administrator with Cabell County Schools for twenty plus years before making the move to Wayne County. Todd was instrumental in the introduction of the Handle With Care program in …

What is a Freshman Academy and Why Should my High School Have One?

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/a446f182-4226-46e1-beb4-75494cec2504.mp3Freshman Academies: Today’s episode is a look at freshman academies and the impact they can have in a high school for the betterment of, not just the students, but the school as a whole. My guests are Bekka Atkins (email, Twitter) and Will Totten (email, Twitter, LinkedIn). Bekka Atkins is currently serving as the Academy …

WV Board of Education Policies on Comment

The following policies are out for comment from the West Virginia Board of Education until 12/11/2017: POLICY 2510 – Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs  Proposed Changes Comment Form POLICY 2460 – Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet Proposed Changes Comment Form Take the time to …

Telling your Story as an Educator w/Mat Deveaney

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/3a408659-fd16-4809-9d6c-77f765d40068.mp3On today’s episode I’m joined by Mat Deveaney (@TheMrDevizzle). Mat grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and now teaches 8th grade math at Weir Middle School in Weirton, WV. We discuss how educators can share their story and how that he is doing so daily with his Vlog on YouTube. I share several responses from the …

Podcasting in Education w/Jeff Bradbury

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/6c54e0f1-a87e-423c-b43f-42e4ca8f5b8e.mp3Today’s podcast features a conversation with Jeff Bradbury of the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network (@teachercast and TeacherCast.net). Jeff also serves as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Westwood Regional School District where he works with teachers and students to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom. We discuss the idea of podcasting in education by looking …

1:1 in Pickerington Local Schools w/Brian Seymour

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/572dff68-8c25-4436-9d05-edcaa75ba2f0.mp3Brian Seymour (@seymoureducate) is the Directory of Instructional Technology for the Pickerington Local School District (PLSD) in Pickerington, OH. PLSD is the largest district in the state of Ohio to have a 1:1 initiative providing a device for every student. On this episodes of the show, we discuss the program, preparation, and an upcoming Google …